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Do No Harm (2013)
Poor marketing killed this show
The marketing of this show killed it. It didn't pull people in to watch it. They wanted to be "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" without coming out and saying it. People love that concept of the good vs evil all rolled into one person. But people want instant gratification and want to be told... this is what it is... and not play games. If the network wanted the audience they should have went after them and grabbed it.
The commercials for the show were too cat and mouse about the series plot. Look at "Hannibal", there is nothing ambiguous about the concept. "Elementary" is the catch-phrase for Sherlock Holmes. "Dexter" was good by day... serial killer by night... they were never ambiguous about it.
Those behind "Do No Harm" didn't have the stones to put it out there about the character. Those behind it didn't have the stones to go after what they needed. Those behind it, stabbed it in the back before it even made it to premier.
This show can't "compete" with "Dance Moms"
I thought this was supposed to be a dance competition not about the backstage drama? Those mothers are awful people. The difference between this show and "Dance Moms" is that the children on the original show are very talented and the show is promoted as being about the backstage drama. This was supposed to be about the dance. What a joke.
Say what you want about Abby being nasty... she knows her stuff. The level of talent on the original show is head and shoulders above the dancers not trained by her.
Those "Dance Moms" might be screwballs but their kids HAVE talent and Abby IS bringing it out of them.
The only thing these mother's of the "Competition" show should do is get refunds from the dance studios where they sent these sad kids.
Retired at 35 (2011)
Kept at it because of George Segal
Being a fan of George Segal's old movies I wanted to like this but can't beat a dead horse anymore. It is now in its second season and I tried to watch it again thinking that maybe it got better. Sadly, I could not have been more wrong.
There is no timing or flow to their dialog or interactions. If you just sit and watch you can almost see each of them running their lines and stage directions in their heads. When one person finishes speaking there is an unnatural pause and then it is like the other person "wakes up" to the fact that they must respond either with verse or action.
To each their own little bubble and they never connect. No chemistry, no comedic talent and poor direction. Bury it already it is really starting to stink to high heaven.
In Plain Sight (2008)
Why not just call it "Drunk Bitter Mother" ... they ruined it (Kill off Jinx)
This show is trying to be too many things all at once and it is failing miserably at being a show about crime and "witness protection". It is all about the drunk. Lesley Ann Warren plays the same sorry dippy ratty haired unlikable person that she plays in every other movie or show. Why is it when a show is really coming together they reduce the star players to after thoughts and bring in some has-been or in this case a never-been player and mess it up.
I was really liking this show. The team of Federal Marshalls was developing a chemistry and hitting its stride. If I want to watch a ratty haired annoying drunk with no purpose I would watch "Saving Grace"... and that is a 1 out of 10 at best.
Save this show PLEASE...!!! I really liked how the witnesses got into trouble and how things moved along. Kill off the mother.
Plain Truth (2004)
Bad choice of a "Star"
This movie goes to show that Mariska Hargitay is a one note song. She was just doing Law & Order SVU again. It was like the whole thing was tweaked to fit her acting... if that is what you want to call it.
It could have been a good movie if I could have gotten past the acting. The others in the movie were great. It was the other's acting and the plot twists that kept my attention. Just when you thought you had it figured out, as you rounded the corner to your final conclusion... nope it just wasn't so.
This is one movie that has good bones and in a remake would be great. Just keep it away from that "one note wonder" known as Mariska Hargitay... yuck.
Down Home with the Neelys (2008)
They should have called it "Runover by the Neely's"
Last year I put a review here because I compelled by some pretty annoying forced banter. What a difference this year made. I never really give up on anything. Over the year I tuned in once in a while. Today's show is a repeat of a Sept09 show. It was a pleasant surprise. It was so much more natural between them. They were endearing and likable. It really does go to show that sometimes less and more. And to top it off the recipes looked gooood....!!!!
This is the old review that I was compelled to write... This show is horrible on so many levels. I've tried, I really have tried to like them and have watched more than a few episodes. THAT woman, has got to be the most overbearing, run her mouth emasculating cooking personality. She treats her husband like he is so beneath her. So condescending. She is so unlikable and I can without a doubt say that I would not welcome her into my home.
It doesn't matter how many times she calls him "Baby" it doesn't portray affection and love. The so-called banter between them is so forced. There is no chemistry and when she kisses him it looks strained. It's like that are not only trying... and failing... to convince us of this chemistry but themselves. It is painful.
I've read that they own a successful restaurant in Tennessee. After watching them handle food I wonder if they purchased a successful restaurant and have others always cook for them. They lack the natural connection with food that some cooks show.
Gary Unmarried (2008)
With a little tweak this show will fly...
This show has great timing and it moves right along. You can't help but laugh. I love that there is finally a man on TV who doesn't whine and have his head handed to him each week. He comes off as genuine in trying to find his way through his new lifestyle and all of the speed bumps along the way. It doesn't hurt that he is adorable.
I will put it right along with "2 1/2 Men" because he struggles with things but isn't constantly apologizing for it. His character is in line with "Charlie Harper" in that respect.
The only thing I would change is to pull back on the attack of the ex-wife. That too is like "2 1/2 Men". Even though this ex-wife isn't as bad as that horrific one on the other show (she adds nothing to the show) it could go sour and she could become like her.
I wish the people on this show many happy and funny seasons to come.
Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)
You will cheer for the cheaters
When you watch you WILL cheer for the babysitter and the husband. The wife is a horrible beast of a woman. This should be kind of a cult movie if nothing else. You will hate her for minute one. The cheating husband is likable. There is one saving spot in the movie when you think "I wish he would do this or that to that witch and HE DOES".
I am watching this right now with about 20 or so minutes left and do not know the outcome. I just hope it is that he leaves his wife, sues for full custody of his kid and builds a life a with the babysitter.
That is my hope... which is a lot to ask in the last 20 minutes of the movie.
The corn ball sound effects in the previews ruin a really enjoyable show
I am not one who watches those reality shows. I saw my first episode of Big Brother this last season. This show had me gasping for air laughing.
Those cheesy corn ball sound effects in the previews of the commercials had me grimacing at the thought of watching this show. I could not have been more wrong. The BIG BALLS will have you on the floor. And to watch people spin around really fast and then have to do something that requires major coordination that would be difficult stone cold sober will put more than a smile on your face.
If you want to watch something silly, fast moving and enjoyable give this show a shot. I was calling people I know to get them to watch.
When all is said and done it isn't just a joke it requires some true physical fitness, endurance, coordination and being able to think on your feet... and think after being dumped into a salad spinner.
Please fix this show
All of the other Law & Order shows have had realistic cast changes except this one. It is the same old same old. Benson and Stabler go running around and grab the wrong person. Benson always looks like she smells rotten fish and Stabler roughs up the suspect. They catch the wrong person within the first 15 minutes and then the real person strikes again. Benson stands slack jawed with her tongue poking out of her mouth and Stabler looks insulted that he arrested the wrong person.
They are never held accountable for their mistakes and cop and attitude that they were wrong. The writing got so predictable a few years back.
Maybe I am just sick of seeing that face of Benson and Stabler all the time. It is funny... in the first season one of the characters makes a comment that because the job in SVU is so stressful that they have to rotate out after 2 years to keep their sanity. It stuck with me because I thought they were setting things up for frequent cast changes... BOY WAS I WRONG. I stories were interesting but not in the last couple of years. I miss the show when it was good.